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Vasily Kostenko

  • Vasily Kostenko has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2011

    Orel State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2018. Wachstum ermöglichen. Veränderungsprozesse begleiten in Psychotherapie und Beratung.
26 - 30 April 2018, GLE-International, Dresden, Germany

2017. Data Analysis in Social Sciences.
23 July - 6 August 2017, Summer School, Moscow district

2014. Autumn School on Data Analysis.
20 - 28 October 2014, Voronovo Trainig Centre, Moscow

2014. Stanford Online. Writing in the Sciences.
September - November 2014, Online Course

2012. GESIS Summer School on Survey Methodology: Web Surveys
11 - 25 August 2012 Cologne, Germany

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2017-2018)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Theories of Personality (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 3 year, 1, 2 module)Rus

Courses (2016/2017)

Psychology of Emotions and Motivation (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Rus


  • 2018
    International Symposium "Happiness beyond well-being" (Москва). Presentation: Through the lens of personality development: Where mindfulness and self-reflection come into balance?
  • Международная научно-практическая конференция «Личность в эпоху перемен: mobilis in mobili» (Москва). Presentation: Ресурсы саморегуляции в их связи с развитием личности
  • 2017
    17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology (Tokio, Japan). Presentation: Further evidence for Vygotsky's laws of personality development
  • 9th SELF Biennial International Conference (Melbourne, Australia). Presentation: Impossible selves: empirical specification of H. Markus' Possible selves theory
  • 2016
    9th International Conference on Dialogical Self (Lublin, Poland). Presentation: The contribution of self-reflection and inner dialogue to ego development
  • II Международный семинар "Психология диалога и мир человека" (Уфа). Presentation: Внутренняя диалоговая активность и рефлексивные процессы на различных уровнях развития личности
  • 2015
    III Всероссийская конференция по психологической диагностике (Челябинск). Presentation: Проблема психометрической проверки методик с выбором номинативного варианта ответа
  • 2013
    1st World Conference on Personality (Stellenbosch, South Africa). Presentation: Using the Internet in longitudinal personality research: advantages and restrictions

Dissertation for a degree of Candidate of Science



2020-2022. Measurement of Personality Development with Sentence Completion Test: Conceptual Issues and the Status of the Rater (Russian Science Foundation).

2019-2021. Development of Personality in Students with Disability in Conditions of Inclusive Distance Learning (Russian Foundation for Basic Research).

2017-2019. Personality Development Through the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood: Psychological Mechanisms, Indicators, and Trajectories (Russian Foundation for Basic Research).

2016-2017. Investigation of the Psychological Characteristics of Parenthood of a Child with Developmental Disabilities in Biological and Foster Families (Russian Foundation for Humanities).

2014-2016. The Role of Inner Dialogue and Self-reflection in Personality Self-regulation, Self-attitude, and Self-development (Russian Foundation for Humanities).

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